Don’t be Stupid
This year I’m on a quest for knowledge. Evey day I read a chapter of Proverbs from the Bible. For whatever reason, when I read the Bible last year, I was drawn to Proverbs and King Soloman.
Today I read this particular Proverb.
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.”
Proverbs 12:1 NIVhttp://bible.com/111/pro.12.1.niv
I was shocked. King Soloman is the wisest man ever to live and he states that “whoever hates correction is stupid”.
Think about this for a second. When was the last time that a friend, a coach, family member, boss or business partner suggested that you change or correct something that you are doing?
How did you react? How did you feel? Did their advise make you mad? Did hearing their suggestions make you feel less competent about what you were already doing? If so, why?
Moving forward, I’d like you to consider this. If someone in your life is actually taking enough interest in you to help or correct you, don’t be offended, feel blessed.
A complete stranger will accept you for who you are because they don’t care about you. But someone who loves you will be willing to risk hurting your feelings if they believe that they can unleash the greatness within you that even you have yet to see.
Have a great day!
Thank you Kevin, I needed to hear this today b/c I was just having a conversation about this topic yesterday with my partner. Weird! Accepting constructive criticism both ways from those we love can really benefit our personal growth. A blessing to hear it again…Gees OK. Must be a lesson here. LOL! 🙂